I'm new to the forum and new to road biking. I've done a lot of biking over the years, but this will be my first season with a dedicated road bike. I look forward to many fun and fast miles ahead!
I was curious to hear some opinions on a couple spots I noticed on the 2008 Giant TCR A1 frame that I have. One area (first and second picture) appears to be a paint crack, but I don't want to make any assumptions. The other area (third picture) looks like the joint at the cable guide is corroding (white color around joint) and it is causing the clear coat to bubble up in the area.
Using the 'coin test,' the area where I suspect the paint is cracked sounds great and consistent before/on/after the joint. The area with the clear coat bubbling sounds different, but I wouldn't expect anything different with the bubbled coating.
Any thoughts from anyone that has had similar experiences? I'm going to take it to a Giant dealer later today and see what their opinion is, but I figured I'd pick the brains of some of the knowledgeable folks around here, too!
Thanks in advance for any responses / information. I look forward to being an active member on the forum!
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